Introducing our Governors 3

I, too, am an ex pupil of St James, starting here in 1974 before emigrating to South Africa. There are still some letters that I wrote from South Africa to Mr Platt, as a child,  in the School’s archives! Being a governor helps me in my role as Office Manager at school as it enables me to have a overview of the whole school and all that happens in it. Paula Boyce: Staff Governor

I was appointed as Parent Governor in November 2020.  I have two children; my eldest Nathan is currently in Year 1 whilst my youngest is still only a baby.  I received an all-round excellent education which helped me achieve my ambition of going to University to study law.  I later qualified as a Solicitor and practised law for a firm based in Macclesfield for 10 years before I decided that I wanted to go into teaching.  I currently work at a Secondary School where it is my goal to train as an English Teacher.  I am passionate about education and that all children should have access to good learning and I am really look forward to working with the School within this role. Louise Blondon: Parent Governor

It was a great privilege to be appointed LEA governor at St James’ school. As parish priest of St Barnabas, Hattersley, since 2019, it has been another wonderful way to continue the great relationships, that have been shared with St James parish and school over the years. We are blessed in our community in having tremendous schools and St James School shines out with the love of Christ with brilliant staff, fantastic pupils and placed in a great community. May God continue to strengthen us and enable us to shine with His love and grace, bringing out the full potential in every child and adult. Rev Denise Hayes: LEA Governor